This message contains images. If you don't see images, click here to view.
Advertise in this news brief.




Text Version    RSS    Subscribe    Unsubscribe    Archive    Media Kit May 27, 2015

Home   Membership   Vendors   Legislative   Classifieds   Scholarship   About Us   Contact Us  


 


INDUSTRY NEWS


RMA: Less than 1 in 5 consumers are 'tire smart'
Modern Tire Dealer
The summer driving season officially has begun, but many Americans will be wasting gas and putting themselves at risk because they're driving on poorly maintained, improperly inflated tires. "No road trip should start without first checking tire pressure and inspecting tires for damage and insufficient tread depth," says Dan Zielinski, senior vice president of public affairs for the Rubber Manufacturers Association.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Balancing performance tires
Modern Tire Dealer
Saying technology has changed over the last decade might be one of the greatest understatements that Kevin Rohlwing has ever made. In 2005, tire pressure monitoring systems were primarily reserved for high-end luxury and sports cars. Anti-lock braking systems and electronic stability control were options. And people who thought the Blackberry was a smartphone were surprised when the first video was uploaded to a new video hosting service called YouTube.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Takata, Toyota, GM: How do companies survive recalls?
Marketplace
Takata’s recall of defective airbags in 34 million vehicles — equivalent to two years of sales in the entire U.S. auto market — is a juggernaut. It isn’t the largest, however. That title belongs to the 2004 recall of 150 million pieces of Chinese-made toy jewelry that had a high risk of containing lead. The fact is, recalls happen all the time. Major recalls can be costly, running into the billions of dollars, especially if lawsuits or fines are involved. And yet, "it’s extremely seldom that a recall leads to the ruin of a company," says Jonathan Bernstein, president of Bernstein Crisis Management.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Governor: Deadly flooding is worst ever seen in Texas area
Yahoo News
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on May 25 likened the ferocity of flash flooding that killed at least three people to a tsunami, and authorities said a dam had given way in a state park. Abbott declared states of disaster in 24 counties and flew over the area south of Austin to assess the damage caused by tornadoes, heavy rainfall, thunderstorms and flooding that forced evacuations and rooftop rescues and left thousands of residents without electricity. "This is the biggest flood this area of Texas has ever seen," Abbott said.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Missed an issue of TTDA Today? Click here to visit the TTDA Today archive page.


Pros and cons of buying vs. leasing commercial property
By Dale Willerton and Jeff Grandfield
The most common reason tenants lease space instead of buying a location is because 95 percent of all commercial, retail and office space is not for sale. If you are in an enviable position to purchase property, there are several opportunities available to you: a business condo where you occupy the one unit, a strata title unit, small strip plazas or centers where you're now a landlord to other tenants as well, or standalone buildings on a small parcel of land. For those tenants able to purchase, here are a few pros and cons to consider.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


NHTSA's Rosekind is cracking down on US auto industry
Detroit Free Press
There's a new sheriff in town — and he's cracking down on the U.S. auto industry. When Mark Rosekind was sworn December as the new administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the agency faced frequent criticism for its weak response to multiple safety crises.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


4 hot topics for employers in the summer season
Tire Review
With the summer season comes a few things in particular that companies need to consider. Here are a few hot topics that may apply to your business.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


NHTSA investigating Nissan vehicle issue that can result in blown tires, brake failure
Consumerist
Suffering a tire blowout while driving down the highway is never a welcome experience, but imagine if you found out that the tire blew, not because of debris on the roadway, but as a result of a manufacturing defect with your vehicle? It’s for that reason more than 130,000 Nissan Versa vehicles are now under investigation by federal regulators.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Auto industry's $23 billion investment in Mexico may face snarls at ports
Automotive News
Carmakers from Nissan Motor Co. to Mazda Motor Corp. are churning out record numbers of vehicles in Mexico destined for consumers abroad. But some executives are worried that the factory hum will slow in coming years as exports get bogged down by congestion at the nation’s ports.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE
 

TTDA Today
Colby Horton, Vice President of Publishing, 469.420.2601
Download media kit

Ross Lancaster, Senior Content Editor, 469.420.2697 
Contribute news


Be sure to add us to your address book or safe sender list so our emails get to your inbox. Learn how.

This edition of the TTDA Today was sent to ##Email##. To unsubscribe, click here. To receive the latest issue of TTDA Today, you must be a member of TTDA. Click here to learn more about becoming a member.
Recent issues
May 20, 2015
May 13, 2015
May 6, 2015
April 29, 2015



7701 Las Colinas Ridge, Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063